celestial globe

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a globe that is a spherical model of the heavens

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The pairing of celestial and terrestrial globes, the use of celestial globes for navigation and the roles of the Royal Society and the Academie Royale des Sciences are discussed.
Sotheby's London will offer in its forthcoming Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History sale, to be held in London on Thursday 7 May 2009, a magnificent pair of 17th century terrestrial and celestial globes by the eminent globe-maker Vicenzo Coronelli estimated at [pounds sterling]150,000-200,000 ($220,000-300,000), inspired by those he created for Louis XIV.
Globes fall into two broad categories: terrestrial globes are spherical maps of the world; celestial globes use the earth as an imaginary centre of the universe to map out the stars in spherical form.
Their spheres show the earth as a terrestrial globe (appropriate to Ptolemy whose works were accompanied by superb land maps) and a celestial globe (for Strabo, whose writings open with celestial considerations, their Renaissance versions unaccompanied by land maps).
While mapping the stars in Cygnus on a celestial globe, Blaeu suddenly noticed an extra star in the constellation, near the neck of the swan.
In the library of my alma mater there's a celestial globe that a colleague had created from engravings by the great 17th-century cartographer Vincenzo Coronelli.
A female figure embraces a terrestrial globe at her side and holds a celestial globe aloft [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 11 OMITTED].
More than a year of research, planning, and testing went into the production of this 12-inch celestial globe, which features a correct-reading perspective of the heavens.
In 1538 he produced his first map of the world (based on Ptolemy's map), and went on to create the two most important globes of the 16th century; a terrestrial globe in 1541 and a celestial globe in 1551.
In some cases, specially commissioned globes assumed something of the character of their owner, such as the Coronelli celestial globe in which the position of the stars represented the moment of birth of Louis XIV.
Globes are also included: globes of the Moon, Mars and Venus and a celestial globe are recent acquisitions, as well as the large globe of Earth.
Near Camelopardalis was one called Custos Messium ("Harvest Keeper")--perhaps a tribute to comet hunter Charles Messier during his lifetime, for it first appeared on a French celestial globe in 1779.
REINING STAR Coming up from behind, Perseus (top) is putting the pressure on Auriga, the Charioteer (bottom), on this replica of the celestial globe of the Farnese Atlas displayed at the Museum of Roman Civilization in Rome.
The stars' patterns and corresponding constellation figures, however, were still depicted mirror-reversed, as if viewed on a celestial globe.